Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting windows, part of Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter.
Now it's time to light up some windows inside the chalet as dusk falls on the scene.…First, turn off the BlueMultiply layer and zoom in on the chalet so you…can select the windows.…Let's first work with the Magic Wand tool and see if we can select the window-…panes without getting the window supports.…I'm holding down the Shift key each time I make a selection so that I add to…the selection rather than starting a new one.…I'm going to need to do some cleanup on these windows, but this is giving me a good start.…
With the Lasso tool still selected, I'm going to set the Feather down to 1 so I…get a little bit of a soft edge and go in and clean up all of these borders.…I'm using the Freehand Lasso tool right now, but I'm going to want to switch…to the Rectangular Marquee tool to clean up the horizontal and vertical edges of the windows.…And again, I want to make sure that the Feather is set to 1 pixel and then go…through and clean up all of these window edges and supports.…I've done a random selection of the windows throughout the house, and I plan to…
- Making precise selections using the Color Range command
- Controlling reference material through layer masks
- Creating custom brushes
- Painting snow, icicles, and trees
- Painting through a high-contrast matte
- Replacing the sky in an image
- Animating smoke and falling snow
- Reformatting and rendering a scene in After Effects
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Landscape Photographywith Ben Long6h 42m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Painting with the Mixer Brushwith John Derry2h 26m Intermediate
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
1. Revising the Plate
2. Painting Over the Plate
3. Replacing the Sky
Extracting clouds5m 15s
4. Creating a Dusk Version of the Scene
5. Animating Your Scene in After Effects
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